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DanSchrag

Climate Change - Perspectives from a Scientist and a Scholar -- An Interview with Professor Daniel Schrag

June 8, 2021

By Tom Conforti

Daniel Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. He also co-directs the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dan's interests include climate change, energy technology, and energy policy. He has studied climate change over the...

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Building Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines in Communities of Color Through Community Investment - An Interview with Dr. Karen Emmons and Dr. Bisola Ojikutu

June 2, 2021

By Matt Nathan, M.D., and Susan Carney Lynch, Dr.PH

Karen Emmons is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is behavioral scientist with a strong track record of funded research in community-based approaches to cancer prevention in a variety of settings that serve under-resourced communities, including low income...

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ONE YEAR AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S MURDER: The Role of Corporate and Business Leadership - An Interview with Quincy Miller

May 25, 2021

By Mary Jo Meisner

Quincy Miller is Vice Chair and President of Eastern Bank. Eastern Bank is a full service commercial and retail bank with $17.0 billion in total assets and over 100 banking and insurance locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Quincy spends his time focused on helping lead the overall strategic direction of...

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DISABILITY AWARENESS SERIES: Harvard, Disability, and Belonging

May 18, 2021

Michael Ashley Stein

I visited Harvard Law School (HLS) for the first time in the Spring of 1985, a few weeks after receiving an invitation to enroll. I was excited by the opportunity, and travelled to Cambridge to meet with the Dean of Students in order to discuss what my life, as a wheelchair user, would be like at HLS. Aside from an extended hospital and...

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DISABILITY AWARENESS SERIES: Accessibility is a Social Right

May 18, 2021

Peter Slatin

I was in a cab heading to LaGuardia Airport on my way to a business meeting in Miami. Although the driver had initially been fearful of my guide dog, the ride was uneventful -- until we arrived curbside at the terminal. As we pulled up, he leapt from his seat and shouted at the top of his lungs, “Help him! He can’t see!”

I had...

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DISABILITY AWARENESS SERIES: Come Out Disabled and Proud, Even If You Have a Non-Stereotypical Disability

May 18, 2021

Kathleen Bogart

The documentary film “Crip Camp” did not win an Oscar, but it’s still a win for disability pride. The movie focused on a unique summer camp where people with many different types of disabilities formed a community that was ultimately the catalyst for the American disability rights movement. At the Academy Awards, three wheelchair users (and a...

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Culture

The Future of Cultural Diplomacy

May 11, 2021

By Carla Dirlikov Canales

Cultural diplomacy is one of the oldest and most important tools of statecraft. Often referred to as “soft power,” a phrase coined by University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Joseph Nye, the power of culture offers the ability to create connections and persuade in a way that may advance national interests more effectively than traditional diplomatic and geopolitical means. The soft power of cultural diplomacy...

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Make America Tolerant

April 27, 2021

By Peter Williams

When I think about the recent horrific killings in Atlanta and Minneapolis, it makes me consider this nation's tortured history with people of color and reflect on the many times when it has lacked greatness and even failed as a democracy. The slogan 'Make America Great Again' ignores America's ugly racial history and instead celebrates our...

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